Be ware of the taxis and autorickshaws
One should avoid the Taxis and Autorickshaws out side the railway station and the airport. It is a better idea to go for a pre-paid taxi / auto as these are charged on a fixed basis by the state govt. If you miss taking the pre-paid taxi / auto, then be prepared for a tough bargaining with the drivers outside the staion and airport.
- Road Trip
It is not as safe as u think ....(late ngt travel)
For ladies travelling alone..
Always avoid taking a three wheeler \ taxis in late evening \ ngts in and around city especially outskirts of city limit (like.. poovar.. vellayani etc..). to reach ur Hotel distination.
Use the bus services or ask the Hotel send a vecile to pick u up ...
- Road Trip
This is held at: Thrippunithura, Ernakulam
in August This is an occasion to witness almost all the folk art forms of Kerala. Athachamayam marks the beginning of the ten-day Onam festival in Kerala.
Unique Suggestions: Conducted on the Atham , the event commemorates a royal custom of the Maharajas of Kochi State. In olden days, the king used to travel with his palace personnel to the Thrippunithura fort where he greet the subjects and to mingle with them.
Fun Alternatives: Getting there:
Nearest railway station: Thrippunithura, about 1 km away.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 30 km from Thrippunithura.
Kalaripayattu the martial arts
Kerala's, unique martial art tradition, Kalaripayattu owes its genesis to a union of different elements as laid down in the ancient vedic texts on weaponry and science viz. Dhanurveda and Ayurveda.
The Indian School of Martial Arts (ISMA) is founded by Mr.Nair, a master practitioner of Kalaripayattu.Today ISMA is one of the leading centres where Kalaripayattu, one of the many gems of Kerala tradition is preserved in its entirety. ISMA is located in Trivandrum
Unique Suggestions: At ISMA, tourists currently can witness Kalaripayattu demonstrations, and also can undergo training in Kalaripayattu, Meditation, Marma Chikitsa, Massage etc. The centre also provides assistance in the form of trained guides for trekking. .
Fun Alternatives: Address:
Indian School of Martial Arts
T.C. 15/854, Kalariyil, Sisuvihar Road,
- Arts and Culture
fe in the backwaters of Kerala
One can see the rich village life in the backwaters of kerala when you use a house baoat or take a cruise.It is a great experience.